S605 Internship in Information and Library Services:
MIS or MLS
SLIS Internships allow students in the master's and specialist degree programs
to work in real world settings, guided by knowledgeable, experienced, and successful
supervisors. Internships help in exploring career options and provide potential
employers a valuable perspective on a student's interests and experience.
SLIS maintains a list of internship
placements for which we have been contacted by the potential supervisors.
S605 - Internship in Information Library Services
is offered for variable credit. Each academic credit hour requires 60 hours of
onsite work. Normally, the graduate student does not begin the internship until
he or she has completed 18 SLIS graduate credit hours. Specific skills or courses required
for an internship are listed in the descriptions. MLS students may register for
2 or 3 credits; students in dual, MIS, or specialist programs may complete up
to 6 credits with advisor approval.
SLIS Internship Coordinators:
• Internship guidelines and forms are available.
Internship Application Form
Indianapolis Internship Application Form
Timeline for Internships
This timeline links to explanations, forms, and other resources the intern and
supervisor will need.
Discuss internship possibilities with your academic advisor, to plan
the course work which will prepare you for the kind of placement you seek
- Study placement options and identify those for which you will apply
- Prepare your résumé
SLIS maintains lists of internship placements for which we have been
contacted by the potential supervisors:
Other placements are possible, and encouraged. Potential supervisors
can find out more about their responsibilities.
- Intern contacts potential supervisors, interviews and selects placement
- Intern discusses internship with SLIS advisor and gets approval
- Intern submits an Application for Internship found on the current semester's course listing
due dates are:
- July 15 for Fall
- November 15 for Spring
- March 15 for Summer
- If your application is submitted online, your advisor should email
approval to the internship coordinator.
- Internship coordinator confirms placement with supervisor
- Within a month of submission the Coordinator sends letters of confirmation,
evaluation form to supervisor
(evaluation form), and evaluation form to intern
(intern feedback form).
- Intern begins keeping journal of internship experience
- Intern submits updated goals and objectives, work schedule, date
for oral report (during first 10 hours of work)
- Intern begins reading and abstracting professional literature related
to internship (one document for each 20 hours worked)
Intern e-mails progress report to internship coordinator
Intern submits journal and literature reports
- Intern presents brief oral report on highlights of the internship
- Supervisor submits evaluation of the intern
- Intern submits evaluation of the experience
(intern feedback form)
- Coordinator reports grade for S605 (note that the course is graded
Satisfactory/Fail, not with a letter grade)